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Monday, March 18, 2013

Pray for Marriages (A Role Model)


Greetings Prayer Warriors,

We all need solid role models.  But whom can we emulate as the perfect spouse?   My mind wanders to Mary and Joseph, and but since tomorrow is the feast of St. Joseph, I decided to meditate on writings about him.  The words used to describe him say it all.  I am struck by the fact that these words could be used to describe Mary too.
  • Humble
  • Steadfast
  • Pure
  • Charitable
  • Protective
  • Supportive
  • Loving
  • Self-sacrificing
  • Unselfish
  • Instrument for the benefit of others
  • Devoted
  • Comforter
  • Faithful 
  • Tender
  • Loyal
  • Obedient to the will of God

The result of humility and fear of the LORD is riches, honor and life.  Proverbs 22:4

Perhaps we can choose a few of these virtues and attributes to integrate into our own life/marriage.  Pray to the Lord for an increase in virtue for your spouse, yourself, and other marriages.  Then make a personal commitment to grow in virtue, one day at a time.

Peace, Joy, and Love,
Janet

Introduce someone to the virtuous life.  Pass it on.